Happy Birthday, Rudy Ray Moore!

March 21, 2022

The Creator of Dolemite and The Signifying Monkey On March 17, we celebrate the birthday of Rudy Ray Moore, the pioneering Black filmmaker who in a seminal Blaxploitation film retold the traditional Signifying Monkey tale to a mostly Black audience, an audience who recognized, cheered on,, and eventually brought greatness to Dolemite, his groundbreaking made-on-a-shoestring…

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Mayor Mike Rotkin Reviews Disruptive Play

March 20, 2022

Here’s my favorite review of Disruptive Play, from Mayor Mike Rotkin: Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture Wakdjunkaga Press ||| Seattle, WA Mike Rotkin, PhD Shepherd Siegel is a Banana Slug (UC Santa Cruz) alumnus. His new book, Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture, is a must read for anyone who thinks we…

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Get Hip to the Hot! Hot Club of San Francisco, that is . . .

March 18, 2022

Whether you are new to the Hot Club of San Francisco or a longtime fan (or even a longtime fan who already has many of their 14 previous CDs) . . . 30 Years is a worthy addition and pretty much a must-have album. For the person just at the gateway of gypsy jazz and…

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The Difference Between Playing and Playing Games

March 3, 2022

I want to share the opening pages of “Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture” . . . I think you’ll find it engaging, and I hope to expand your ideas of the transformative power of play released into society, into our lives, at new, higher levels… Introduction: Play as Politics . . ….

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Ehhhhhhh……Things Have Been A Little Bit Crazy Around Here Lately…

March 1, 2022

A fun introduction to Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture: Click to Learn, Click to Learn…

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February 28, 2022

If you want to have a different world future, you’ve got to have different ideas. You can’t create that new future with the same old ideas and with that same old language which…is crippling people from creating a new future. V Vale, 2019, in www.pleasekillme.com We can still hear a voice that defined punk in…

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